Chiodo Bros

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Charles, Stephen and Edward Chiodo have spent over three decades establishing themselves as a highly creative independent production company with expertise in live action puppetry, stop-motion animation, prosthetics, make-up effects, special effects and production.  Their goal – “bring fantastic characters to life.”

Their dream started on Long Island, when the trio began filming a variety of amazing home movies. Through the years, Charles sharpened his artistic skills at the Pratt Institute and WABC-TV in New York; Stephen honed his animation and directorial talents at Rochester Institute of Technology, winning the Young Director’s Cup at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival; and Edward studied the art and business of film at Hofstra University. Shortly thereafter, the brothers combined their talents to create a number of creatures and images that have proven there is no limit to their imagination.

The Chiodo Bros.’ magic can be seen in their own productions, the cult classic, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys and other projects such as the Steve Carrel movie, Dinner for Schmucks, The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police, Adam Rifkin’s Wadzilla, Spike Lee’s Tales from the Hood, Good Burger, Elf with Will Ferrell, Screamers, Turbo: A Power Ranger Movie, Ernest Scared Stupid, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Apt Pupil, Darkman, Robocop, Gremlins, Sword and the Sorcerer, and Critters 1,2,3 & 4. and Trail of the Screaming Forehead.

Their television credits include Nickelodeon’s, “The Thunderman’s”, Frank Herbert’s, “Dune” (2000-2001 Primetime Emmy Award), “The Crayon Box”, “The Mr. Potato Head Show”, multiple episodes of “The Simpsons” (2000-2001 Primetime Emmy Award), “Clay interstials” for Disney Channel. “Power Rangers Time Force”, “Power Rangers Lost Galaxy”, “Days of our Lives”, “Weeds”, “The Man Show”, “Lost on Earth”, “Skwid Zone”, Shelly Duvall’s “Faerie Tale Theater”, “Goosebumps”, “Adventures in Wonderland” (Emmy Award-Winning Television Series), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Generation”, “The All-New Land of the Lost”, “A Bug’s Life”, “The Real Dirt”, “Roseanne”, “Crash the Curiousaurus” (Emmy Nomination), and “Thriller /The Making of Thriller” (Grammy Award Winner-Best Video). “Stargate SG-1” 200th Episode marionette sequence, Gnarls Barkley “Go Go Gadget Gospel” video.

The Chiodo Bros. website is here.


$30 on an item you bring signed by all three Bros.

$40 Killer Klowns art signed by all three Bros.


Saturday at 9:30 pm in Grand Gallery A-C

Killer Klowns From Outer Space Screening

The creators of the 80s seminal classic will screen the film and take questions from the audience. Make  sure to be there on time for a special gag we believe all of you will enjoy!

Sunday at 1:30 pm in Grand Gallery A-C

The Art Of Traditional Special Effects

The Chiodo Bros. created the look of a lot of nerd-based films including Team America: World Police, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, the Critters franchise, and Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Hear from the traditional special effects masters on the creative process on how to make the incredible and unexpected come to life.